Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Monday, Feb. 23

Participants in the Live United: $25 Grocery Challenge met today at a kick-off luncheon at the United Way. This was a brown bag affair: coffee, tea and water were provided but any kind of lunch was up to us. Most people pulled out sandwiches and fruit, although a few brought salads.

I had an egg burrito — my second of the day. I have to admit that I’ve already made a boo boo — I didn’t make it to the grocery store this weekend. My carefully considered shopping list is still in my purse. Instead of a chicken sandwich — which would have required advance cooking as well as shopping — I made do with what I have.

In actuality, I have plenty of food at home, but in keeping with this challenge, I chose items that are on my “eat” list this week. So it was eggs for breakfast and eggs for lunch, with an apple in between as a snack.

Bettina Lehovec
The Morning News

As one of the other participants pointed out at our luncheon, there isn’t room for error in this kind of budget. I’ll definitely hit the grocery store on my way home tonight, or it will be — you guessed it — eggs for supper.

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